Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Questions (81)

Catherine Murphy

Question:

81. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Taoiseach the number of agency staff hired and-or engaged by his Department in the past five years to date; and the cost per year of same. [49304/19]

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Written answers (Question to Taoiseach)

My Department avails of a contract cleaning service as a temporary measure to ensure that service levels in my Department are maintained while a recruitment process for additional cleaning staff is undertaken. In this regard, a total of 3 contract cleaners have been engaged by my Department for varying temporary periods over the past 5 years. The costs per year are outlined in the table.

Year

Cost

2015

Nil

2016

Nil

2017

€24,000

2018

€10,900

2019 (to date)

€22,900